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609 Route 82  Hopewell Jct. , NY 12533


Spiritual Gifts-Tools of the Trade "God Persuades"
Posted by VCC on January 31, 2016 at 12:56 PM

We are continuing a series we started last week. As a community that understands it is not here for itself but exists for the sake of those who are not yet part of God’s Family, we agree with C.S. Lewis when he said, “The Church is the only organization that exists for the benefit of its non-members.” John Wimber would say over and over, the “meat is in the street”; and as Robby Dawkins likes to point out, “if you want to see God’s power in here, in the church, you have to take it out there.” It’s a God economy type of thing, if your looking for mercy and forgiveness for yourself, give it way; if you’re in need of money give (tithe), if you’re in need of healing and encouragement, give it away by praying for those also in need. In this series we’re discovering that God has given us certain abilities, spiritual gifts to accomplish His work here on *earth to display His coming Kingdom. We call them. Tools of the Trade. Today we’ll look at three abilities God gives us by His Grace and recognize. God Persuades powerfully thru us.